Denver will reopen public golf courses Wednesday

The relaxation comes after positive signs, Mayor Hancock said.

City Park Golf Course. (Goshen Carmel for Denverite)

City Park Golf Course. (Goshen Carmel for Denverite)

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Denver’s city-owned golf courses will reopen Wednesday, Mayor Michael Hancock announced in a press conference Monday.

The relaxation comes as Denver public health officials see “very encouraging signs” that physical distancing measures are working to slow the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. The rate of new cases is steadying, Hancock said.

Golf courses will open with restrictions that will be posted on the website for city-owned golf courses.

Nearly 100 people have died from COVID-19 in Denver, Hancock said, with about 1,750 people diagnosed positive. But city hospitals still have about one-third of their intensive care unit beds open and two-thirds of ventilators available.

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